James Kath's Profile
My Custom Handmade Guitars are crafted one at a time and each is created to the customer's exact specifications. All work is done by hand, by me, in my shop and no parts or processes are outsourced. I make guitars like the old-world craftsman; I do it all myself and each step is painstakingly performed with precision and detail.
I have been a guitar player for 39 years and I have taught guitar for 30 years. I built my first guitar in my father's woodworking shop at age 13. After high school I apprenticed for a master luthier in for five years.
For me woodworking has been a life-long passion. My father was, and continues to be, a superb woodworker and furniture maker where he still works in his shop in North Carolina. He started me using hand tools when…
- Born on September 15
- Joined April 10, 2011
- James Kath
- Santa Fe, NM, United States